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post Apr 4 2013, 06:35 PM
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Carl Froch Claims His Legacy Has Surpassed Calzaghe's

IBF Super-Middleweight champion Carl Froch has taken a new swipe at boxing great Joe Calzaghe via the Daily Star by claiming his legacy has already surpassed that of the Welsh greats. Froch has taken digs at Calzaghe for years now which the future hall of famer has laughed off.

"I don’t like to talk Joe Calzaghe down but when you look at his career and the people he has beaten who are unbeaten, then I’ve fought more unbeaten fighters than Joe Calzaghe, more than anyone in Britain as world champion. I’m taking unbeaten people’s scalps and fighting at a higher level. Calzaghe has two or three names which stand out on his record. I’ve got ten or 12," said Froch.

Froch and Calzaghe have both beaten 5 unbeaten fighters each.

"As far as I’m concerned, my legacy has already superceded Joe Calzaghe’s – and I’ve got to say the great, phenomenal Joe Calzaghe, who retired unbeaten. People will say, ‘Yes, but he beat Mikkel Kessler’. I can answer that but I’m not going to, because it will look bitter. To beat Kessler, would that silence the critics? You’ll never, ever silence the critics. Floyd Mayweather Jnr gets stick and he’s the unbeaten pound-for-pound best. So if you think me beating Kessler is going to stop the critics, no fucking chance. An atom bomb won’t stop the critics. I’ve improved, I’ve fought at a better level, so I’m in a better position in terms of a re-match than he is," continued Froch.

The Froch and Calzaghe debate has raged on for years with the majority of people in favour of the Welshman. Joe Calzaghe retired unbeaten as one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport while being rated number 1 in the world at both Super-Middleweight and Light-Heavyweight. Carl Froch has of course never been rated number 1 in the world at any weight and has a loss against Calzaghe victim, Mikkel Kessler, which he will be looking to avenge on May 25th at London's O2 Arena infront of a sold out crowd.


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post Apr 8 2013, 08:11 AM
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QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Apr 7 2013, 08:50 AM) *
Has anyone been watching long enough to remember Cal's questionable fight with Byron Mitchell??? Mitchell spins Cals head around like the exorcist with one of the most hellacious right hands I ever saw.. Cal to his credit gets up and Stuns Mitchell... and he lands about 2 punches and misses about 8 girl flurrries and as he is doing so he is looking to the ref and asking him to stop it.. the ref stopped it.. that was pure bullshit and I hated the guy since back then

Jc had a handful of fights that ended that way. He gets in trouble throws a few pitty pat shit combos, hometown crowd goes nuts, hometown ref stops it way too early.


QUOTE (Franchize @ Apr 7 2013, 12:41 PM) *
I guess the new question then should be, who would win? While I think Calzaghe is the more skilled fighter, I can definitely see Carl bullying Joe. I thought Bute was the more skilled fighter and Froch bullied him as well. Calzaghe fights like a pretty boy.

I think Froch roughs him the fuck up and maybe stops him, Jc didn't have much of a chin but ill give him credit for always getting back up.

QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 7 2013, 04:52 PM) *
i remember that fight. i think everyone knew joe cal didn't have a chance against roy at that point. he knew it too...which is why they kept him in his backyard.

anyone remember the froch/dirrell fight? was i the only one that had dirrell winning 8-4? that was some pure bullshit.

I thought it was a little closer than that but yea that was dirrells to take home. Didn't help that it was over sea, and then they made the spinks vs Taylor argument about "you have to take the title from the champion, not run the whole fight", It's called boxing for a reason tho
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- BrutUalBK   CARL FROCH says he passed Calzaghe's legacy   Apr 4 2013, 06:35 PM
- - daprofessor   froch is full of himself. he lost to a watered dow...   Apr 4 2013, 06:45 PM
- - mgrover   meh what did joe cal do?   Apr 4 2013, 06:51 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ Apr 4 2013, 06:51 PM) me...   Apr 4 2013, 06:54 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Apr 4 2013, 07:51 PM) me...   Apr 4 2013, 06:56 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 5 2013, 12:56 AM...   Apr 4 2013, 07:13 PM
- - Cshel86   Nope, absolutely not. Froch's resume still nee...   Apr 4 2013, 07:52 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 4 2013, 07:52 PM) No...   Apr 4 2013, 08:05 PM
||- - Cshel86   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Apr 4 2013, 09:05 PM) ...   Apr 4 2013, 08:12 PM
||- - Marcus   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 4 2013, 09:12 PM) Ag...   Apr 4 2013, 08:27 PM
|- - The Original MrFactor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Apr 4 2013, 08:52 PM) No...   Apr 4 2013, 10:55 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 4 2013, 07:45 PM...   Apr 4 2013, 08:33 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (checkleft @ Apr 4 2013, 08:33 PM) ...   Apr 4 2013, 10:37 PM
- - mrchitown   Froch has a strange obsession with Calzaghe. As a ...   Apr 4 2013, 11:44 PM
- - Franchize   I never had respect for Joe Calzaghe. Other than w...   Apr 5 2013, 08:09 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ Apr 5 2013, 09:09 AM) ...   Apr 5 2013, 08:25 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Franchize @ Apr 5 2013, 08:09 AM) ...   Apr 7 2013, 04:50 PM
- - mgrover   Is this a joke? People are giving JC credit for th...   Apr 5 2013, 09:56 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (mgrover @ Apr 5 2013, 09:56 AM) Is...   Apr 5 2013, 09:59 AM
- - Musashi100   it debatable, i side with froch.   Apr 5 2013, 11:53 AM
- - daprofessor   forget their comp...or lack thereof...i'm look...   Apr 5 2013, 03:27 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 5 2013, 09:27 PM...   Apr 5 2013, 04:49 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Apr 5 2013, 04:49 PM) JC...   Apr 5 2013, 09:23 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 6 2013, 03:23 AM...   Apr 6 2013, 05:12 AM
- - bnoles4life   I think Carl has a point and a pretty accurate one...   Apr 6 2013, 09:08 AM
- - Franchize   I think some people are mistaking what I believe w...   Apr 6 2013, 09:42 AM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (Franchize @ Apr 6 2013, 09:42 AM) ...   Apr 6 2013, 11:15 AM
- - mgrover   Carl proved to be made of stronger stuff, after th...   Apr 6 2013, 01:04 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (BrutUalBK @ Apr 4 2013, 11:37 PM) ...   Apr 7 2013, 12:38 AM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Apr 5 2013, 10:23 PM...   Apr 7 2013, 12:43 AM
- - MaxPayne   I think Carl Froch is an excellent fighter. I also...   Apr 7 2013, 03:52 AM
- - neophyte7   Has anyone been watching long enough to remember C...   Apr 7 2013, 08:50 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Apr 7 2013, 08:50 AM) ...   Apr 7 2013, 04:52 PM
- - Franchize   I guess the new question then should be, who would...   Apr 7 2013, 12:41 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Apr 7 2013, 08:50 AM) ...   Apr 8 2013, 08:11 AM
- - daprofessor   RE: CARL FROCH says he passed Calzaghe's legacy   Apr 8 2013, 09:08 PM


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